Chris Westwood joined the GIAA as an Operational Director on 1 April 2016. His directorate covers audit services to the following Departments and arms-length bodies: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for Culture Media & Sport, Department for Transport, Department for International Trade, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. He also has responsibility for our European Funding Team.
Chris was a Director of the Audit Commission, where he was responsible for the professional leadership of over 700 staff. He was also responsible for the Commission’s staff in the South East of the country as the Head of Operations. Chris is an Audit Committee member for The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy. He is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and an economics graduate.